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"Corning great place to work but, has pitfallsx"

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Current Employee - Computer Systems Engineer in Wilmington, NC
Current Employee - Computer Systems Engineer in Wilmington, NC
Approves of CEO

Pros

Scientifically top of industry. Corning will train employees fully in their jobs. They are great about time off when needed and have a nice goal sharing plan. Their health and dental insurance are good, vision not so much. Their 4012K and pension packages are also nice. Corning has a complete New Employee Orientation that takes a couple of weeks to complete and is full time, even if you are transferring to a new position you are required to go through NEO. Also if you are hired and need an updated techinical skill they will make sure you get that training.

Cons

In the IT department women don't advance. All of middle and top management is men. I have also yet to have any career counseling from my supervisor I had to go outside my department. Also pretty sure that inside the IT department women and men aren't paid the same. I believe that on an average the men make more money then the women, and are promoted at a higher rate. Not sure about the other departments or at the corporate level but, it is definetly happening in IT on a plant level. The band level of employees is not clear also.

Advice to Management

Promote women inside IT and choose supervisiors on people and technical skills. Also there should be a set standard in hiring, if someone has been working in a field for a certain amount of time they should be hired in at the same level as someone else. Women and men should be treated equally.

Other Employee Reviews for Corning

  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free, easy, nice enviroment

    Cons

    business trip so much to China

    Advice to Management

    NA


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    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gebze (Turkey)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gebze (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    § Really nice work environment compared to other corporations in Turkey.
    § Truly global reach
    § Better project development opportunities (again within the frame of domestic companies)
    § The corporate has a leash on the local plant...which is a good thing since the managers do not abide the procedures any chance they get.

    Cons

    § Workers (both white and blue collar) who have been long employed here are really rude, seriously lacking qualifications, have always "what's in it for me?" type malicious intent and either flat-out cannot speak English or can speak at a low level.
    § Worst IT service I have ever seen. Illogical policies and procedures that seriously hinder projects or can simply drive a sane person mad.
    § Even worse HR. Almost no info is given to you. You will need to ask every simple thing like how many vacation days you get a year. They are also engaged in some serious tittle-tattle.
    § Some people with severe lack of leadership skills are assigned as dept. managers (middle management). This only makes employees to flee their department at the first chance they get. Yet nothing is done and the cycle goes on.
    § Withholding information. Be it know-how or simple stuff like "how do I update the xyz documentation? what system do you use?"
    § Information is hard to reach. You either need to know the right people who can help you or you simply need to claw your way through by relentless inquiry. What a waste of otherwise useful time. Corning might be a century old company but in some plants the information is not shared.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate your middle management and workers that have been working more than 10 years in a certain plant. Check whether HR is not suppressing the issues of the employees.

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